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You Might Be Able To Finish High School In Just A Single Year

Sounds like an email spam subject line, I know, but it’s actually a claim made by Atari founder Nolan Bushnell.

Speaking at the Cloud Gaming Conference USA, Bushnell — who also founded Chuck. E Cheese’s — said he’s been working for the past decade on a computer education project that takes place in the “cloud”, and that during a 40,000 student test his system is “currently teaching subjects 10 times faster”.

“We believe that when we roll this up to full curriculum we’ll be able to teach a full career of high school in less than a year”, Bushnell said. “And we think we’ll be able to do that by the end of next year.”

“That’s a lot of time to chase girls and have fun.”

Girls? What the hell are you talking about, Bushnell. That’s a lot of time to play video games.

Bushnell: Cloud computing will improve education []

Top photo by Steve C. Wilson/AP

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